World’s Longest Bridge in Kuwait Open to Public
The longest bridge in the world linking Kuwait City to Subiyah New Town across Kuwait Bay is ready and open to public.
The $2.6 billion project is part of a massive development effort that could link Kuwait City to a new port and the Subiyah mega development. Now the drive around the bay takes over an hour, but the bridge could shorten that time to less than twenty minutes.
Sheikh Jaber causeway features a 1,100-foot-long span with an asymmetric cable-stayed construction that will be the most visually recognizable part of the bridge, aside from its miles and miles of road.
Korean company Hyundai E&C and local consortium Combined Group Contracting Company won the project in 2013, and the project is scheduled to open this year. The extremely short construction time frame for a project of this scale was ambitious and unusual, but Hyundai says that it has met and exceeded timeline expectations.